January 2018, Volume 33, Number 1
- IR SPECTRAL INTERPRETATION WORKSHOP
The C=O Bond, Part III: Carboxylic Acids
Brian C. Smith
How to spot carboxylic acids in your IR spectra
- LASERS AND OPTICS INTERFACE
Improving SERS Diagnostics with Hollow-Core Negative Curvature Fibers
An interview with Jonathan Knight and Stephanos Yerolatsitis
Novel optical probes using hollow-core negative curvature fibers can significantly improve the capabilities of Raman sensing, including surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).
- SPECTROSCOPY SPOTLIGHT
Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry for Metals and Nanoparticle Analysis
An interview with Ursula Fittschen
Total reflection X-ray fluorescence has excellent microanalytical capabilties. The analysis of stainless steel metal release is an example of where the technique shines.
- The 2018 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award
John M. Cottle, the winner of Spectroscopy’s 2018 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award, is a leader in the development of novel laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma– mass spectrometry measurements and their application to tectonic questions in convergent orogens. His three breakthrough measurement methods using LA-ICP-MS for geochemical data collection are breaking new ground in Earth science.
- Testing Electronic Device Components for RoHS/WEEE Compliance Using Microwave Digestion and ICP-OES
The combination of microwave sample preparation and ICP-OES is examined to meet the challenges of measuring a suite of heavy metals in a wide range of electronic components for RoHS/WEEE compliance.
- Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of Forensic Samples
Brooke W. Kammrath, Andrew Koutrakos, Pauline E. Leary, Josemar Castillo, Joe Wolfgang, and Deborah Huck-Jones
Can morphologically directed Raman spectroscopy obtain more discriminatory information from forensic samples than current tools?
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